As one of the largest regional public health services in Victoria, Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) takes a proactive approach to sustainability and actively contributes to the Victorian Government’s long-term target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, see here.
While maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of our cross-border community we recognise the importance of an environmental sustainability health system.
For our contribution we have adopted appropriate environmental management planning processes and established a Social Sustainability and Environment Committee (SSEC) as well as a Green Champions advisory group to collaborate and engage with staff to assist in continually identifying opportunities for improvement.
We have also refined our performance monitoring and reporting to align with our key objectives set out in our Environmental Policy.
Practical measures as well as education are part of our strategy to an environmentally sustainable health system and some recent projects include
- LED lighting across the Albury Campus
- Introduction of an annual Green Week to promote education and raise awareness sustainable activity among staff
Further, we are preparing for the installation of solar panels to generate 150 kWh at the Albury Campus and investigate expanding our recycling program.
Sustainability Initiatives can be identified across the various locations by the AWH Sustainability Logo.